adipic acid

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a·dip·ic acid

A white crystalline dicarboxylic acid, C6H10O4, derived from oxidation of various fats, slightly soluble in water and soluble in alcohol and acetone, and used especially in the manufacture of nylon and polyurethane foams.

[From Latin adeps, adip-, fat.]
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adipic acid

(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline solid used in the preparation of nylon. Formula: HOOC(CH2)4COOH
[C19: from New Latin adiposus fat + -ic]
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a•dip′ic ac′id

(əˈdɪp ɪk)
a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C6H10O4, used chiefly in the synthesis of nylon.
[1875–90; < Latin adip- (see adipo-) + -ic (the acid was obtained by oxidation of fats)]
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Noun1.adipic acid - a carboxylic acid used in the manufacture of nylon
carboxylic acid - an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
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Adipic acid is used as a flavor ant and gelling aid ingredient in food processing industry.
This solution of 17 g was taken in a beaker along with 0.02 M adipic acid and was dissolved in 3 ml xylene.
As shown in Table 3, following storage at -20[degrees]C for 2 weeks, concentration of four amino acids were significantly decreased compare to R0 min: phosphoserine, aspartic acid, a-amino adipic acid, and alanine.
Isophthalic acid is the principal aromatic dibasic acid used in coatings, and adipic acid is the principal aliphatic diacid.(11) The aromatic diacid compound is used to increase the glasstransition ([T.sub.g]) temperature, hardness, and chemical resistance.
However, formulators have been limited by the adipic acid based polyester polyols available in the marketplace.
Compounds Characteristic ions Retention time (m/z) (min.) Methylmalonic acid 147,218,247,262 10.18 Ethylmalonic acid 147,261,232 12.55 Methylsuccinic acid 147,217,261,186 14.21 Lactic acid 191,219,291,117 16.93 Adipic acid 111,147,172,275 21.16 Methyladipic acid 125,173,289 22.26 Suberic acid 169,187,303 28.23 HVA 179,209,267,326 30.86 Azelaic acid 201,317 31.65 Hippuric acid 206,308,105 32.08 Citric acid 215,273,211 33.00 Sebacic acid 149,215,331 34.82 Vanillylmandelic 297,371,399 34.93 acid Stearic acid 341,145,201,129 44.47 Quantitative ions are underlined.
What is said to be the only approach that restores nylon to its original quality is DuPont's chemical recycling of nylon 66 back to adipic acid and hexamethylene.
Owing to the eco logical benefits, bio based polyamides are gaining acceptance and are anticipated to be the fastest growing product segment during the forecast period.Caprolactam, Adipic Acid and Hexamethylenediamineare dominant precursors for polyamides.Caprolactam, a monomer of polyamide 6 is the most dominant precursor.
Adipic acid, a petroleum-based compound, and few other di-acids are the commonly used conventional raw materials for manufacturing polyurethanes.
Verdezyne, Inc., a privately-held industrial biotechnology company focused on producing renewable chemicals from non-petroleum sources, has been granted a United States Patent for a bio-based adipic acid production process.